Supporting Victoria’s Indian Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victoria’s Indian communities build and improve community facilities to ensure they have safe and welcoming places to meet.

E-Cigarette Liquids Are Deadly For Kids

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the risks associated with e-liquids after alarming information revealed the product is becoming more deadly.

New Deal For Melbourne Food And Wine Festival In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government has backed the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival to continue to grow and showcase Victoria’s wares to the world, announcing a new four-year funding deal for the renowned event.

More Hands-On Training To Combat Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $6 million to improve the hands-on training for university students about to begin a career keeping women and children safe from family violence.

App Maps Give Victorian Hunters More

It’s now easier for Victorian hunters to find out where they can legally hunt across the state with the release of the Andrews Labor Government’s new electronic hunting maps

New Dedicated Trains For Standalone Suburban Rail Loop

The Suburban Rail Loop will be a twin-tunnel, standalone line that will fully integrate into our existing public transport network, and include a dedicated fleet of quick, high-tech trains to transform how Melbourne moves

Helping Parents Keep Their Precious Cargo Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its promise to provide Victorian families with free, expert child car seat fittings and safety checks to keep their little passengers safe.

More Opportunities To Study Hindi

More students across the state will be able to study VCE Hindi, no matter where they are, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government initiative to broaden choice and quality of VCE subjects.

Victoria’s Big Build To Ramp Up Over Summer Months

Victoria’s Big Build will ramp up over the summer months as a record amount of work is carried out on some of the biggest transport projects in Victoria’s history, with works from December through to February.

VCE Modern Language Assessment To Be Made Fairer

The Andrews Labor Government is making VCE modern Language assessments fairer. The new changes announced by the Minister for Education James Merlino enable differentiation between students who have spoken a language as a ‘first language’ or are learning it as a ‘second language’.

New Pro Bono Platform To Increase Access To Justice

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the launch of a new online system that will improve access to legal representation for the state’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

More Call-Takers To Help Victorians In Need

The Andrews Labor is boosting the state’s emergency response capability, with 20 additional jobs created for the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) to help to keep Victorians safe in emergencies, focusing predominately on police calls.

New Laws To Modernise Appeals In Victoria

Under the new law, when a person is found guilty by the Magistrates’ or Children’s Court and seeks to appeal their conviction, the County Court will no longer have to hear all evidence again to reach a new decision, eliminating the need for a new—or de novo—hearing.